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I'm in the PnT Devops development group at Red Hat! It's kind of like the "internal" version of the Fedora Infrastructure team.

I'm currently working on some design-phase work for Infrastructure/Factory2 and Modularization/Infra.

Projects I've worked on

  • I wrote fedmsg, the Fedora Infrastructure message bus, and most of the related services.
  • There's datanommer which stores the fedmsg history in a postgres database (and marks up the stored messages with associated metadata).
  • Closely related is datagrepper, a web services that allows people and programs to query the fedmsg history.
  • Flowing from that, I wrote Fedora Badges which uses the fedmsg stream to award "badges" to contributors based on their contributions.
  • I wrote FMN, the centralized notifications service. It allows users to get direct IRC messages or emails about a variety of topics based on self-service preferences.
  • One of many more fedmsg parts -- I wrote github2fedmsg which allows contributors to map their GitHub activity onto our message bus.
  • I try to be generally helpful with our infrastructure ansible repo, improving scripts and configuration layout.
  • Although I didn't write the initial go-through, I've become a co-maintainer of the fedora-packages app, working on enhancements, repairs, and operations.
  • I wrote a CLI tool called pkgwat to call up quick information about packages across branches.
  • The first thing I ever wrote for Fedora was fedora-tagger (before I was an RH employee).
  • In 2014, I started writing the bodhi2 frontend.

I also try to maintain some packages.

Lighter weight, but still fun:

Further upstream

  • I've put work into Moksha, one of the components underlying the fedmsg stack.
  • I wrote and maintain an awesome extension to taskwarrior called bugwarrior. It syncs issues from github, bitbucket, trac, bugzilla, megaplan, teamlab, redmien, jira, activecollab, phabricator and versionone to a local task database. I use it to produce my weekly timesheets.
  • A little script, but I really like ansi2html (also for timesheets).

Way back when...

  • I wrote a neat webapp called narcissus that visualizes web server traffic in real time.
  • And my first major open source endeavor was as the mis-fortuned maintainer of toscawidgets2.

Actual tasks

You can review my timesheets at to see what I'm working on right now.

Here's the gist of how I make that report.

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Ralph Bean


Personal Information

FAS-Name: ralph

Country - Region:

United States, NY

B-day: 06/03/1984


  • English


IRC nick: threebean


Fedora Badges (174)

Flock 2013 Attendee Tagger (Tagger II) Junior Tagger (Tagger I) Involvement Speak Up! Junior Editor Associate Editor Secretary General Senior Tagger (Tagger III) If you build it... (Koji Success IV) If you build it... (Koji Success I) If you build it... (Koji Success II) If you build it... (Koji Success III) Curious Penguin (Ask Fedora II) Curious Penguin (Ask Fedora I) Riddle Me This You can call me "Patches" (SCM II) What goes up... (Koji Failure I) You can call me "Patches" (SCM I) You can call me "Patches" (SCM IV) You can call me "Patches" (SCM III) What goes up... (Koji Failure III) What goes up... (Koji Failure II) Is this thing on? (Updates-Testing III) Discovery of the Footprints (Tester II) Junior Badger (Badger I) Like a Rock (Updates-Stable I) Perceiving the Bull (Tester III) Like a Rock (Updates-Stable III) In Search of the Bull (Tester I) Like a Rock (Updates-Stable II) Tanked! Badge Muse (Badge Ideas I) Bona Fide Keepin Fedora Beautiful (F20) Senior Badger (Badger II) Is this thing on? (Updates-Testing I) Is this thing on? (Updates-Testing II) Partners in Crime Catching the Bull (Tester IV) Master Tagger (Tagger IV) Inside Job White Rabbit Mugshot Trust me, I know what I am doing Maestro Let Me Introduce Myself Binary Star Packager Sponsor Bloggin' it! (Planet II) Bloggin' it! (Planet III) Bloggin' it! (Planet I) Embryo White Hat Nuancier Is this thing on? (Updates-Testing IV) Taming the Bull (Tester V) Common Bugs Contributor Baby Badger Old Yeller Tadpole with Legs Flock 2013 Speaker Bloggin' it! (Planet IV) Senior Editor Tadpole Egg DevConf 2014 Speaker Riding the Bull Home (Tester VI) No Longer a Ronin Master Package Tagger (Package Tagger IV) Badge Off! All your $arch are belong to us (Koji Success V) Junior Package Tagger (Package Tagger I) Senior Package Tagger (Package Tagger III) Package Tagger (Package Tagger II) Patches (SCM V) Override, you say? DevConf 2014 Attendee Videographer What goes around comes around (Karma I) It still works! Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build I) Take this and call me in the morning Like a Rock (Updates-Stable IV) Bob Loblaw (Planet V) Let's do lunch! Pycon 2014 Attendee Vacation Paranoid Panda Helping Hand Missed the Train The Blessing of the FPL What goes up... (Koji Failure IV) What goes around comes around (Karma II) Flock 2014 Speaker Science (Kernel Tester I) Flock 2014 Attendee Master Editor What goes around comes around (Karma III) Corporate Overlord Party Pirate Corporate Shill Corporate Drone Master Badger (Badger III) Dancing with Toshio The Bull Transcended (Tester VII) Consolation Prize Nuancier 21 Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build II) Crypto Panda What goes around comes around (Karma IV) Mic Check! (Updates-Testing V) The cat came back... Apprentice (Badge Artist I) Design Ninja Flock 2015 Attendee Flock 2015 Speaker Tectonic! (Updates-Stable V) Associate Badger (Badger 1.5) Macaron (Cookie I) Nuancier (F22) Chocolate Chip (Cookie II) Origin Delivery Black and White (Cookie III) Telegraphist (Upstream Release Monitoring I) Hindenburg (Koji Failure V) Badge Muse (Badges Released II) Badge Muse (Badges Released V) Badge Muse (Badges Released IV) Badge Muse (Badges Released I) Badge Muse (Badges Released III) Nom Nom Nom Pizzelle (Cookie IV) Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build III) Parselmouth I Froglet Rockin' & Rollin' Chief Editor BrickHack 2016 Attendee Silver Top 10 Top 100 Top 25 Top 500 DevConf 2016 Speaker PyCon 2016 Attendee Fedora 24 Change Accepted Bronze DevConf 2016 Attendee Horcrux Badge Junkie (Badger IV) Flock 2016 Attendee Parselmouth II Parselmouth III Krakow Brews! Flock 2016 Speaker Fedora 26 Change Accepted Modularity WG Member DevConf 2017 Speaker Rainbow (Cookie V) Fedora 27 Change Accepted Long Life to Pagure (Pagure I) Both Bull and Self Transcended (Tester VIII) DevConf 2018 Attendee Flock 2017 Attendee CommOps Superstar Unchained Long Life to Pagure (Pagure VI) Long Life to Pagure (Pagure II) Long Life to Pagure (Pagure IV) Long Life to Pagure (Pagure V) Long Life to Pagure (Pagure III) Adult Frog